Tanzania

Country Info

CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the ensuing years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country.

 

Our Work in Tanzania

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Latest News from Tanzania

Prisca gives her Kids a Chance She Didn’t Get

Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA): Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

PTLA, a three-year public-private partnership built on a broad base of collaboration between CARE, USAID, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector partners, aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in vulnerable communities across six different countries, particularly through extra-curricular activities, social networks, and civic action.

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Getting Communities Involved In Setting Priorities and Gathering Data

CARE believes in putting communities in the driver's seat to determine what projects should do, and if it's working to meet community needs. One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT). This tool allows groups and individuals to evaluate project outcomes, behavior change, and barriers to success. Groups at the community level compare objectives to outcomes, to hold themselves, their leaders, and CARE accountable for the goals we've set. Outside facilitators work with groups to evaluate group dynamics and performance. To effectively use the PPT, groups...

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Pathways to Empowerment Increases Food Security For 50,000 Women Farmers

With the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , CARE’s Pathways Program is based on the conviction that women farmers possess enormous potential to contribute to long-term food security for their families and substantially impact nutritional outcomes in sustainable ways. Pathways works in six countries (Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, and Mali) to increase food and nutrition security for 50,000 women farmers, their families, and...

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3/8/15

Tanzania: Happy International Women's Day

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for 2015 is ‘Make it Happen’ and it...

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Today, I get my three meals a day

Shrubs, thorny bushes, cactus trees, sandy soils and rocky terrain characterise Same district in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania, which lies on the lee-ward side of the Pare Mountains. It hardly rains in this region. When it does, rain water floods the lowlands; transport is a nightmare, water runoff from the highlands ruins crops on its way down.

As a result, agriculture in this area is a real challenge for farmers. Most agricultural practices in Same are traditional and depend on rainfall, limited small-scale irrigation and low levels of technological and other inputs. The farming...

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11/5/14

No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania

This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.

This appalling fact is one of the reasons that...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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1/31/14

CARE celebrates five years of partnering with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative

CARE is celebrating five years of a successful partnership with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative. Together, we have helped children in some of the poorest communities in Peru and...

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Innovative Financing Helps Women Solar Entrepreneurs in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

Women are engaged to be sellers and distributors of clean cook stoves and solar lanterns/lamps in an project called “wPOWER.”

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The Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative

Making a Difference: Empowering Girls, Expanding Knowledge, Addressing Poverty

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